Left ventricular remodeling, systolic function, and diastolic function in young adults with beta-thalassemia intermedia: a Doppler echocardiography study.

@article{Vaccari2002LeftVR,
  title={Left ventricular remodeling, systolic function, and diastolic function in young adults with beta-thalassemia intermedia: a Doppler echocardiography study.},
  author={Marco Vaccari and Roberto Crepaz and Monica Fortini and Maria Rita Gamberini and Sabrina Scarcia and Walter Pitscheider and Giuliano Bosi},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={506-12}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function in 24 asymptomatic young adults affected by beta-thalassemia intermedia (TI), in order to compare the obtained data with that of 80 patients affected by beta-thalassemia major (TM) and 65 healthy subjects. METHODS LV volumes and shapes, mass index, mass/volume ratio, systolic and diastolic function, stroke volume, and cardiac index were determined by two-dimensional and M-mode… CONTINUE READING

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